Terms and Conditions

User Agreement


Welcome to the NATO MWCOE Website & Lesson Learned Portal. Use of  this website, is offered to you on your acceptance of this NATO MWCOE User Agreement. Your use of this website or of any content presented in any and all areas of the website indicates your acknowledgment and agreement to this NATO MWCOE User Agreement. If you do not agree to be bound by and comply with all of the foregoing, you may not access NATO MWCOE. We suggest that you print or save electronically a copy of this agreement for your records. NATO MWCOE Administrators shall have the right, at its sole discretion, to modify, add or remove any terms or conditions of this NATO MWCOE User Agreement without notice. Any changes to this NATO MWCOE User Agreement shall be effective immediately following the posting of such changes on this website. The most recent version of this NATO MWCOE User Agreement may always be found on NATO MWCOE. You agree to review this NATO MWCOE User Agreement regularly and agree that any subsequent use by you of this website following changes to this NATO MWCOE User Agreement shall constitute your acceptance of all such changes. Should you disagree with any amendment of this agreement, it is your responsibility to contact the Administrators and request the cancellation of your account.


This website is for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide specific commercial, financial, investment, accounting, tax, or legal advice. It is provided to you solely for your own academic or personal, non-commercial use and not for purposes of resale, distribution, public display, performance or any other uses by you in any form or manner whatsoever. Unless otherwise indicated on this website, you may display, download, archive and/or print a single copy of any information on this website for such personal use. NATO MWCOE and other site contributors have applied the best practices to obtain the most accurate and timely information available, all of which are complex and subject to rapid change. Accordingly, NATO MWCOE does not guarantee the accuracy, timeliness, reliability or completeness of any of the information contained on, downloaded from or accessed from this website. The performance of this website and all information contained on, downloaded or accessed from this website are provided to you on an “as is” basis, without warranties of any kind whatsoever, including fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement of the rights of third parties. NATO MWCOE is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, Internet access providers, computer equipment, software, or any combination thereof including any injury or damage to your or any other person’s computer as a result of using this website. NATO MWCOE reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify, disable access to or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, any part or this entire website or any information contained thereon without liability or notice to you. As a NATO MWCOE user, you acknowledge and agree that any reliance on or use by you of any information available on this website shall be entirely at your own risk. In no event shall NATO MWCOE, NATO MWCOE Administrators, nor any of their data or service providers e.g. NCIA be liable for any direct, indirect, consequential or exemplary damages arising from the use or the performance of this website, even if NATO MWCOE or such provider has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

The opinions expressed in this website are solely those of the external authors and do not necessarily reflect the views, policies, or opinions of the MW COE  or any affiliated entities/Countries. The author’s views are personal and should be interpreted as such. The MW COE does not endorse or take responsibility for any statements made in this articles/news/posts. Readers are encouraged to form their own opinions and seek additional sources for a comprehensive understanding of the subject matter.

Security of Internet Transmissions

The transmission of data or information (including communications by e-mail) over the Internet or other publicly accessible networks is not secure, and is subject to possible loss, interception or alteration while in transit. Accordingly, NATO MWCOE does not assume any liability for any damage you may experience or costs you may incur as a result of any transmissions over the Internet or other publicly accessible networks, such as transmissions involving the exchange of email with NATO MWCOE (including those which may contain your personal information). While NATO MWCOE shall take reasonable efforts to safeguard the privacy of the information you provide NATO MWCOE with, in no event will the information be deemed to be confidential, create any fiduciary obligations to you on NATO MWCOE’s part, or result in any liability to you on NATO MWCOE’s part in the event that such information is inadvertently released by NATO MWCOE or accessed by third parties without NATO MWCOE’s consent.

For site management, information is collected for statistical purposes. The NATO MWCOE computer system uses software programs to create summary statistics, which are used for such purposes as assessing what information is of most and least of interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas.

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this NATO MWCOE computer system employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise cause damage.

User Conduct and Obligations

You agree to follow all applicable laws and regulations when using this website. Furthermore, you agree that you shall not:

  1. Upload, post or otherwise transmit through or to this website any content that:
    • is unlawful, abusive, threatening, harmful, obscene, lewd, offensive, defamatory or otherwise objectionable;
    • might infringe the intellectual property rights, privacy rights, rights of publicity, or other proprietary rights of others;
    • contains any viruses, malicious computer code, Trojan horses, time bombs, or any other harmful programs or elements;
    • disrupt, place unreasonable burdens or excessive loads on, interfere with or attempt to gain unauthorized access to any portion of the NATO MWCOE Website, its computer systems, servers or networks;
    • contains classified information under NATO, national or other international organizations’ policy (note: NATO UNCLASSIFIED is allowed on NATO MWCOE);
    • contains information which is not disclosed to the public unless access to that information is restricted to registered users of the NATO MWCOE Website;
  2. Provide false information about yourself to NATO MWCOE, impersonate any other person, or otherwise attempt to mislead others about your identity or the origin of any content, message or other communication;
  3. Transmit junk mail, chain letters, or other unsolicited bulk e-mail or duplicative messages;
  4. Collect information about other visitors to NATO MWCOE without their consent or otherwise systematically extract data or data fields, including without limitation any financial data or e-mail addresses;
  5. Sell access to or the use of this website, including any content contained on, downloaded from or accessed from this website;
  6. Redistribute any content provided by NATO MWCOE in any manner whatsoever including by means of printed publication, fax broadcast, web pages, email, web newsgroups or forums, or any other electronic or paper-based service or method;
  7. Intentionally alter the format in which data is provided by NATO MWCOE or otherwise circumvent NATO MWCOE’s regular interfaces to such data;
  8. Share, distribute your Login Credentials for the NATO MWCOE Website and/or Lesson Learned Portal.

and by uploading, posting or otherwise transmitting through or to NATO MWCOE any content, you grant to NATO MWCOE or this command’s successors and assigns, a non-exclusive, world-wide, royalty free, perpetual, non-revocable licence to use or distribute such content in any manner;

Indemnification by User

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold NATO MWCOE and its representatives harmless from any loss, liability, claim, demand, damage, or expense (including reasonable legal fees) asserted by any third party relating in any way to your use of this website or breach of this NATO MWCOE User Agreement. NATO MWCOE reserves the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you, which shall not excuse your indemnity obligations.

Third Party Websites / Content

Links or pointers to other websites are provided to you for convenience only and do not constitute an endorsement or approval by NATO MWCOE of the organizations that operate such websites; the content, privacy policies or other User Agreements on such websites. As NATO MWCOE has no control or responsibility over websites or content maintained by other organizations, NATO MWCOE does not assume any liability for your use of any of the foregoing, which use you acknowledge and agree shall be at your own risk.

Proprietary Rights

The NATO MWCOE logo and other identifying marks of NATO MWCOE are and shall remain the exclusive property of NATO MWCOE, and any unauthorized use of these marks is unlawful. Other trademarks on this website are the property of their respective owners. All content on this website, including without limitation all programs, compiled binaries, interface layout, interface text, documentation and graphics, is the copyrighted property of the NATO Allied Command Transformation and is protected by international copyright law. The content on this website may be used by you only for your personal, non-commercial use as provided for in NATO MWCOE User Agreement, but may not be taken out of context or presented in a misleading or discriminatory manner. Any rights not expressly granted to you are reserved by NATO MWCOE.


If any provision of this NATO MWCOE User Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable in any respect by any court having competent jurisdiction, such provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent permitted by law, and the remaining provisions of this NATO MWCOE User Agreement shall continue in full force and effect. No waiver of any provision of this NATO MWCOE User Agreement shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such provision or any other provision of this NATO MWCOE User Agreement. You agree that this NATO MWCOE User Agreement has been drawn up in English.

International Issues

Information that is submitted to this Site will be collected, processed, stored, disclosed and disposed of in accordance with applicable U.S. law. If you are a non-U.S. User, you acknowledge and agree that NATO Allied Command Transformation may collect and use your Information, as discussed in this NATO MWCOE User agreement, outside your resident jurisdiction. In addition, such Information may be stored on servers located outside your resident jurisdiction. Slovenian law may not provide the degree of protection for Information that is available in other countries. By providing NATO MWCOE with your Information, you acknowledge that you have read this NATO MWCOE User agreement, understand it, agree to its terms and consent to the transfer of such Information outside your resident jurisdiction. If you do not agree to be bound by and comply with all of the foregoing, you may not access or use NATO MWCOE.

If you have any questions or concerns about our website or this NATO MWCOE User Agreement, please feel free to contact the webmaster using the “Contact” link on the NATO MWCOE home page.